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Job Title:BUDGET OFFICER (Military Membership Required-Commission eligibility)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-015-C

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$70,617.00 to $91,801.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 to Monday, April 15, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Rickenbacker AFB, OH United StatesView Map


This job is open to all members of the Ohio ANG eligible for commission.


The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

121st Air Refueling Wing

7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH 43217

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at

***Eligible for commission must include letter from FSS showing commission eligibility***




This position is located within the Financial Management Division at a base-level Air National Guard (ANG) Aviation Wing with responsibility for all budgetary operations necessary to support the plans, programs, missions, and activities of the wing and its geographically separated units (GSUs).  The primary purpose of this position is to provide management oversight and guidance for both budget formulation and budget execution according to the Resource Management System (RMS).  The incumbent is recognized as the top technical authority regarding fiscal and budgetary policy, law, and regulatory guidelines for all organizations serviced by the Wing Budget Office. The incumbent fosters an environment conducive to teamwork among resource managers and decision-makers in meeting the objectives and goals of the Resource Management System.  This incumbent accomplishes budget functions in support of state and federal Air National Guard operations, training, and readiness missions, and the contingency operations of its total force and joint service partners.


Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Guard
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: 2nd Lt (O-1)
  • Maximum Military Rank/Grade: Capt (O-3)
  • Compatible AFSC: 65FX
  • Must include letter from FSS showing commission eligibility.


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(1)  Operates the Resource Management System, a network of commanders, resource advisors, cost center managers, and technical advisors aligned to the Wing/GSU organizational structure and oriented towards the management of appropriated funds and workdays for the accomplishment of unit missions.  Provides resource managers with necessary guidance, information, knowledge, and training to accomplish mission goals and objectives.  Designs presentation materials for, chairs, conducts, and documents the quarterly meetings of the Financial Working Group (FWG).  Designs materials for, briefs, and documents the quarterly Financial Management Board (FMB).  Designs, develops, conducts, and documents resource management training for all personnel responsible for the management and expenditure of appropriated funds and workdays.  Training includes initial review or continuation training of resource management processes, procedures, and requirements.  Maintains the training records for all resource managers.  Ensures that continuity documentation maintained by organizational resource managers is complete, up-to-date, and relevant.

(2)  Serves as the principal author for local resource management policy development and publication.  Interprets guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Air Forces and Joint Services, the National Guard Bureau (NGB), and NGB/FMA and issues supplementary authoritative budget guidance.  Ensures compatibility with financial goals and objectives issued by higher authority.  Reviews, consolidates, approves, modifies, or disapproves budgetary data and reports submitted for consistency with goals, objectives, reasonableness, and accuracy.  Presents budgetary briefings with supporting statistical data to senior leadership who use the data to defend budget and manpower requirements and as a basis for making military decisions.  Presents the command’s financial position and defends budget requirements to visitors and budget examiners.  Develops data required for examining various options or scenarios related to budgetary issues that may adversely affect the organization.  Develops and presents data in professional and readily usable form via electronic or hardcopy presentation.

(3)  Serves as the principal budgetary advisor to senior leadership and top management personnel in maintaining balance, efficiency, and economy of operations to accomplish programmed objectives.  Exercises technical authority and discretion in distributing appropriated funds and workdays, approving or disapproving expenditures, validating or invalidating unfunded requirements submissions, and determining the required degree of funds control measures based on interpretations of fiscal law, the ANG Financial Guidance, generally accepted accounting principles, and locally developed resource management policy.  Exercises judgment and provides advice to commanders and resource advisors to ensure efficient, economical, and balanced use of funds.  Provides executive direction based on program review and analyses of budgetary operations.  Participates with senior leadership in policy development and program planning for Air National Guard, USAF, and Joint activities, including the recommendation of reprogramming actions to ensure the adequacy of funds for such missions and a balance between aviation and support activities.

(4)  Oversees budget formulation, validation, compilation, and submission, requiring the frequent contact with commanders, resource advisors, higher headquarters (ANG/FMA), and field counterparts.  Develops, prepares, presents, justifies, and defends analyses and summaries of budget performance at FWG and FMB meetings, staff meetings, impromptu meetings with senior leadership, related conferences, and during compliance or readiness inspections.  Issues the annual financial plan “call” to commanders and resource advisors ensuring timely notification, clear and concise instructions, and achievable “suspenses” for all required actions.  Validates, edits, consolidates, and submits baseline information, programmatic changes, unfunded requirements, and external worksheets to ANG/FMA before specified due dates.  To facilitate strategic decision-making, considers not just current-year execution of funds, but also historical costs up to five years, multi-year procurement funds and military construction funds.  Prepares and disseminates budget information and guidance for the military personnel, operation and maintenance (to include minor construction), investment equipment, and military construction appropriations.  Reviews all subordinate budget requests submitted by organization managers for compliance with the financial plan “call,” ANG/FMA guidelines, reasonableness, accuracy, valid assumptions, and consistency with past performance.  Drafts the annual financial plan commander’s statement, identifying the wing’s critical unfunded requirements and programmatic changes for the succeeding fiscal year.



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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: 2nd Lt (O-1)
  • Maximum Military Grade: Capt (O-3)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 65FX
  • Must have a valid State driver's license for the State in which he or she lives or is principally employed.


It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.


It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.




General Experience:

Experience in administrative, professional, technical, or other responsible work that utilizes knowledge of management principles and practices.  Experience analyzing problems, drawing logical conclusions, and communicating effectively with others.  Experience using computer and automation systems.

Specialized Experience:(GS-560-12) - Must have at least 36 months experience:

1. Experience, education, or training involving complex knowledge and understanding of governing budgetary policies, precedent setting decisions, procedures and regulations. 


2. Experience in identifying, analyzing and resolving budgetary problems. 


3. Experience interpreting comptroller decisions and providing regulatory information. 


4. Experience in briefing senior level management on budget related issues.   


Successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. 


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 


If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 


Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Monday, April 15, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

NOTE:  You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done.  Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 853991.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below


Nelson Spitler
Phone: (614)492-4626
Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your qualification status and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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JA 13-015-C

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